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Old 02-06-2009, 09:03 PM
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Default Yamaha Guitar Catalogs

Some old catalog that i found..

YAMAHA  1  69' Redrabel
http://www.t-shiga.com/sub7-5-1-7.htm

YAMAHA  2  69' Redrabel
http://www.t-shiga.com/sub7-5-1-8.htm

YAMAHA  3  72' Greenrabel
http://www.t-shiga.com/sub7-5-1-9.htm

YAMAHA  4  72' Greenrabel
http://www.t-shiga.com/sub7-5-1-10.htm

YAMAHA  5  74' Blackrabel 
http://www.t-shiga.com/sub7-5-1-11.htm

YAMAHA 11.  81'
http://www.t-shiga.com/sub7-5-1-61.htm


Check other japanese guitar catalog..with more yamaha
http://www.t-shiga.com/sub7-5-1.htm
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Old 02-06-2009, 10:05 PM
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good find i like old stuff
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Old 02-07-2009, 01:02 AM
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Thanks moga!
I am really enjoying these.
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Old 02-07-2009, 02:56 AM
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Bless you, bless you, bless you !!!

The 1974 catalog has MY FG700S in it - FANTASTIC! Mine has the "Black Label" which then dates it to 1974.

This is the information I have been seeking - I cannot thank you enough.

Is it possible to get a translation of the write-up on that page please? I obviously don't read Japanese but I reckon you do!

Moga - you have made my day. The Yam is at my feet as I type and I swear it's smiling too!
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Old 02-07-2009, 04:15 AM
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Thanks very much Moga. One query; my '69 FG180 had the Yamaha name on the headstock and not the three tuning forks logo as shown. I'm wondering if they used the tuning fork logo for domestic sales and 'Yamaha' for exports. Does anyone know for sure?
There are some fabulous guitars in the '81 catalogue!
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Yamaha LL6
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Old 02-07-2009, 05:55 AM
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Man dude you scored!!!! Thanks. My wife is grumbling something about toner
I am very happy for Brian May. He's really wanted the info you provided! Great stuff!
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Do yourself a favor. Grab an LS6, put on DR Rares 12's Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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Old 02-07-2009, 07:07 AM
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Yep, reckon I'm one happy bunny.

Interestingly enough, all the headstocks narrow towards the top in this catalog(ue), so it seems that was Yamaha's characteristic design which they changed shortly afterwards.

I'm having trouble wiping the grin off my face. I REALLY wanted this info and am SO grateful to Moga for digging this stuff out.

You can see that they are scanned actual catalog(ue)s. All I now need is the translation from the 1974 one for my guitar. . . er Moga !!!




SNAP !!!
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Default Me being anal . . .

Notice in the 1969 catalogues that the six strings have headstocks that diverge, yet just about all the other later six stringers in the catalogues have that convergent type.

Other than my guitar, my abiding memory of Yams was that they had the divergent headstocks then the 'V' shape.

Wow, this is quite exciting when you're this obsessed.

I can find any amount of information on my Martin, but frankly, I thought that this Yamaha information was lost forever. Happily, I was wrong
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no problem..
me and yamaha junkie were searching for some info on yamaha guitars..
there are plenty of information in Japanese websites..
and believe me.., these vintage yamaha guitars are hot in japan..


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Bless you, bless you, bless you !!!

The 1974 catalog has MY FG700S in it - FANTASTIC! Mine has the "Black Label" which then dates it to 1974.

This is the information I have been seeking - I cannot thank you enough.

Is it possible to get a translation of the write-up on that page please? I obviously don't read Japanese but I reckon you do!

Moga - you have made my day. The Yam is at my feet as I type and I swear it's smiling too!
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they put three tuning forks begining of 1969 as i researched.even in the 69's catalogue shows you three tuning forks.
So i assume yours is 70's FG-180..
i got my FG-500 with Yamaha logo on it which means it was produced on before 1970..
they put out three tuning forks beginning of 1970s..

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Thanks very much Moga. One query; my '69 FG180 had the Yamaha name on the headstock and not the three tuning forks logo as shown. I'm wondering if they used the tuning fork logo for domestic sales and 'Yamaha' for exports. Does anyone know for sure?
There are some fabulous guitars in the '81 catalogue!
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Yamaha LL26
Yamaha LL6
Yamaha SA2200
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Old 02-07-2009, 01:39 PM
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Are you able to read the write up in Japanese in the catalogues?

If not, we require a nice friendly Japanese character reader that feels sorry for Yamaha obsessed sad'oes.

Any takers ?
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Wow! I want an FG400!
There are still unknown answers such as
FG500F from the 74' catalog does not come up on the archive. Do FG500 it comes up production to 72' What's a FG500F?
I have one of those pricey Yamaha collector books from Japan that are on eBay. They are about the size of a readers digest and written in Japanese. Lots of high quality images. Many stunning custom guitars.
I put effort into having it translated once. Both leads fell through. I will ask a college kid to translate the book and if no one pipes up also the brochures. Does any one else have the book I am speaking of?

Oh Tony what have you done?
74' FG400W FG450 FG500 FG500F 74' FG700s FG800J OhhhhOhh. My wife is going to hear me mumbling in my sleep!
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Old 02-07-2009, 02:21 PM
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I am not a japanese speaker but know some letters..
I guess it's the spec of the guitar..
you already got the spec of this guitar. right?

FG-700S (1974)
Torso type [uesutan]

Chord length 636

Chart board Spruce

Liner [African] mahogany

Side plate [African] mahogany

Pole [Afrikan] mahogany

Finger board The Bali saddle

Lower scene The Bali saddle

In addition Label color: Black and head mark: Tuning fork



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Are you able to read the write up in Japanese in the catalogues?

If not, we require a nice friendly Japanese character reader that feels sorry for Yamaha obsessed sad'oes.

Any takers ?
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Old 02-07-2009, 02:23 PM
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Hey John,
my FG-500 has solid back with laminated side..according to the collector of Yamaha from japan..yey!!!
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I didn't spot my Yamaha CG-160S classical guitar in any of the catalogs on that site. I believe that it's from around 1980 but I can't find out much about it.

I found another owner with a picture at
http://www.khriskrunch.com/weapons/y..._classical.jpg

Does anyone know anything about this model? It is a student model, made in Taiwan with a cedar top, and sounds really great, even with cracks in the top.
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